Windies lose Barath and Baugh
Opener Adrian Barath and wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh will play no part in West Indies’ World Cup campaign after hamstring injuries forced them to withdraw from the squad.
The West Indies Cricket Board has named Kirk Edwards and Devon Thomas as their replacements, with the moves being approved by the International Cricket Council.
“The West Indies Cricket Board confirms that Carlton Baugh and Adrian Barath have sustained hamstring injuries,” a board statement read.
“Medical specialists have determined that in both cases the players will not be able to resume training for two to three weeks.”
Edwards is a 26-year-old uncapped batsman who averages 41.13 in first-class cricket, while wicketkeeper Thomas, 21, played two one-day internationals in 2009.
Barath and Baugh are the latest in a long list of injuries to hit the World Cup, which starts tomorrow in Dhaka, after high-profile players such as England’s Eoin Morgan, Australians Michael Hussey and Nathan Hauritz and India seamer Praveen Kumar were forced out by injury.
West Indies start their World Cup campaign on February 24 against South Africa in Delhi.